Sunday, June 5, 2011

Book Love: Bobbie Dazzler

Title: Bobbie Dazzler
Author: Margaret Wild
Illustrator: Janine Dawson

Why I love this book: I came across this book in an International Children's Literature class, and I just fell in love with it. It was originally published in Australia and it's all about a wallaby named Bobbie who wants to do the splits. With the support of her Australian animal friends (Koala, Possum and Wombat), Bobbie keeps trying until she finally achieves her goal. It's a simple and uplifting story about friendship and perseverance that will help encourage kids to keep trying  new things, even when they are difficult. The illustrations are delightful,  and really add to the story's simple text as they bring the characters, and their emotions, to life. The book also contains some other fun active words such as jump, skip, and do somersaults that can support vocabulary and inspire kids to develop their own movement skills.

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